A story about picture frames..
Mother had a friend who could recycle anything into anything and it always looked great and expensive.
Sitting in her living room, she and Mother had a serious discussion going, noticed her pretty wood work and trim. Really started paying attention. She had frames inside of frames inside of frames. There were 3 huge frames over her sofa. Then there were little bitty ones in a design inside of another. Inside of another. All different types and styles. She said she laid a large frame on the floor then played around with shapes and sizes until she hit on a design she liked. Then she finished them to either match or look good together. I thought at first I was looking at trim. You used to see these beautiful trim designs in halls or dining rooms. Hers weren't trim, they were frames. From yard sales, trash cans, I've been collecting since I saw hers. There are some really unique ones and a really cheap way to "trim" the dining room. And hanging from the joists in the basement I can see what I have and they don't take up much space at all.